Schooner Fare and others — including Alana MacDonald, Don Campbell, Tom Dhyrberg and The Squid Jiggers — will perform at the 35th annual Devonsquare/Schooner Fare reunion concert Sunday, Feb. 24, in Scarborough to benefit the Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund.
McPhillips himself organized the first three reunion concerts as a way to see his two favorite groups at the same time. With his untimely passing in 1980, the Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund was formed to continue his mission of good fun and humanitarianism on a local level.
Asked about the memorial fund, Dyhrberg said, “We give a great show every year, then give the money away to deserving people in southern Maine who fall through the cracks of eligibility for other charities.”
The annual reunion concert also serves to remember and honor the contributions of fellow musicians who have died by sharing their songs and spirit with friends and fans.
The concert will be presented in a cabaret and dinner club setting, with doors opening at 3 p.m. at The Landing at 253 Pine Point Road. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets $25.00 for balcony and front row tables, all others $22.00.
In the name of full disclosure, Schooner Fare were my boyhood idols. I hung on every song Steve and Chuck Romanoff sang with their late, lamented bass-playing-harmony-singing third member, Tom Rowe. About three years ago I formed a duo (The Squid Jiggers) withe Rowe’s son, Dave. And now I get to play in the reunion show I used to have to by a ticket to see. It still seems like a bit of a dream.
Somebody pinch me.